Secondary Infertility: The beginning of a scary journey


Some frightening things are going on over here at Emma & Family. A fortnight ago I took myself off to the doctors to start trying to find out whether there is a reason why I have not successfully fallen pregnant with baby number 2. This isn’t necessarily a journey everyone would fell comfortable sharing with the world but I hope that this might all prove useful to someone in the future. But as of last week I am officially down in my doctors records as experiencing Secondary Infertility.

Medical Record Secondary Infertility

A quick back story:

February 2014 I fell pregnant with my son Harrison whilst on the pill. I am as certain as can be that I had not missed any of my pills as I was on other medications that I took daily and had been for several years so remember to take tablets was not an issue for me. It has never been explained why I fell pregnant, whether for some reason the pill failed me, or whether maybe it had never worked for me. We will never know.

November 2014 I gave birth to a beautiful 7lb 10oz baby boy. 8 weeks later I had the mirena coil placed having lost faith in the pill as a form of contraception.

Newborn Harrison

January 2016 we decided we wanted to a second baby when Harrison is around 2.5-3 years old.

March 2016 I had the coil removed

November 2016 I suffered a early miscarriage 


Now February 2017 we are in the 11th month since getting the coil removed. So a little off of the year benchmark the NHS places as when you can start having infertility investigations but I have a very kind GP who agreed that one month earlier isn’t going to make a difference.

So next week I am taking my first step into testing, I will be having a blood test to confirm whether I am ovulating.

Wish me luck!


Please share any experiences you have had or other blogs that share about infertility testing! I am desperate to find out more.


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    Lisa February 18, 2017 (6:44 pm)

    Ah Hun it’s always a shock when they write “infertility” on your notes, always here for a chat if you need it xx

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    jeremy@thirstydaddy February 18, 2017 (11:15 pm)

    I went through a lot of this with my ex. All of the testing was pretty easy and straight forward. There is a little embarrassment at first, but you get over it. I hope everything works out for the best. #KCACOLS

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    Nadine February 23, 2017 (9:59 pm)

    I hope you get some clear answers!!! My oldest was conceived in the pill. Due to life circumstances I didn’t have my 2nd child until 9 years later. We miscarried 3 years after that and then tried hard for a year before giving up. 3 years later I had my 3rd baby (complete surprise! No interventions) and 21 months later I had my 4th son!!! Don’t give up hope :). Thanks for being brace and sharing your journey as you go through it!! #Kcacols

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    Pen February 24, 2017 (6:53 pm)

    Good luck. I am sure all will work out in the end … things usually do. Pen x #KCACOLS
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    Kelly—and Jacob makes three February 26, 2017 (1:06 pm)

    Good luck. It’s brave to share this journey and I have no doubt it will help lots of others to read of your experience #kcacols

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    Zoe February 26, 2017 (2:49 pm)

    Crossing my fingers for you. I hope everything goes okay and you get some good useful answers. #KCACOLS

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    Mrs Morgan Plus 3 February 27, 2017 (9:38 pm)

    I wish you all the luck in your journey to baby no 2. I hope all goes well with and you get some answers. Thank you for linking up with #KCACOLS we hope to see you again xx

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    Madeline (This Glorious Life) February 28, 2017 (2:54 pm)

    I hope you get some answers soon. And I think it’s great that you’re writing about this, because I think it’s one of those things that doesn’t get talked about that much but that quite a lot of people actually experience. x #KCACOLS

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    Sarahbel March 1, 2017 (8:07 pm)

    Crossing my fingers for you and good luck xx

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